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Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chalmet Plantation

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

 
 
Chalmet Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
1. Chalmet Plantation Marker
Inscription. In June 1813 Ignace Delino de Chalmet purchased a sugar plantation that began at Rodriguez Canal and extended along the river for about a mile. The property was typical of many plantations and included 25 slaves, a great house, and outbuildings. To prevent British forces from using the site, American troops packed the main house with gunpowder and started a fire that destroyed most of the property. Although de Chalmet died a little more than a month after the battle, his name became forever attached to the battlefield and the surrounding community.

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Jean Hyacinthe Laclotte served the Americans as an engineer during the New Orleans campaign. The ruins of the Chalmet plantation are visible in his circa 1840 painting.

Lacarriere Latour, the principal American engineer during the New Orleans campaign, produced maps for his 1816 historical memoir that show topography, property lines, and troop movements.
 
Erected by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 29° 56.467′ N, 89° 59.683′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battlefield Road and Tour Loop Road. Touch for map
Chalmet Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
2. Chalmet Plantation Marker
. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road within the Chalmette Battlefield portion of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Batteries Two and Three (here, next to this marker); The Battle on the West Bank (a few steps from this marker); Redoubt and Battery 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Bank Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack Along the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery One and Forward Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Also see . . .  Chalmette Battlefield. (Submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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